Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 274, Issue 3, pp 657–662 | Cite as

The k0-IAEA program

  • M. Rossbach
  • M. Blaauw
  • M. A. Bacchi
  • Xilei Lin
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New software was developed to assist users of the k 0-approach in NAA to harmonize their results. The k 0-IAEA software uses the holistic approach developed at the Delft Interfaculty Reactor Institute and incorporates the latest k 0 data catalogue together with additional information on coincidence and sum peaks, which together are used in the joint evaluation of samples. Multiple irradiations as well as multiple measurements of samples are treated simultaneously. Flux parameter determination as well as efficiency calibrations of detectors are accommodated using a single-measurement approach as developed at the Interfaculty Reactor Institute, Delft. The standard Windows software will stimulate the application of the k0 approach through the free distribution and updates of the program.


International Atomic Energy Agency HDPE Efficiency Curve Flux Monitor Certified Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Rossbach
    • 1
  • M. Blaauw
    • 2
  • M. A. Bacchi
    • 3
  • Xilei Lin
    • 4
  1. 1.International Atomic Energy AgencyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Interfaculty Reactor Institute Delft, Faculty of Applied SciencesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centro de Energia Nuclear na AgriculturaLaboratório de RadioisótoposBrazil
  4. 4.Institut für Radiochemie der TU MünchenMünchenGermany

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